How to Clean Pet Urine from Carpet

We love our pets, but sometimes with pets come accidents. Removing pets stains requires a two-step process. Step one is get rid of the spot and another step to get rid of the odor. Learning how to get rid of dog and cat urine smells and stains is as easy as using ingredients from home or Stanley Steemer cleaning products. You can make your own cat urine remover and dog urine remover or head to our cleaning products page! 

How to get Rid of Cat and Dog Urine Spots

How to clean pet urine using common household ingredients.

To clean a pet stain from carpet here’s what you need:
  • Clean white towels
  • An empty spray bottle
  • Cold water
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • White vinegar
  1. Start by filling an empty spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide. Spray the stain.
  2. Using a clean towel, absorb as much of the liquid as you can before it penetrates the carpet pad or subflooring.
  3. Then, mix a solution using 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap in an empty spray bottle.
  4. Spray the area with the solution. Then, allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes. Blot with a white towel. 
  5. Next, you’ll want to flush the area with clean cold water and blot it until dry.
  6. Finally, flush the area once more, but this time with white vinegar.
  7. Blot up as much of the vinegar as you can, let the area dry completely before walking on it.

Tips for getting rid of dog and cat urine smell

How to help get rid of dog and cat spots, stains and smells. 

Here's what you need to get the smell out of your carpet:

  • Stanley Steemer Spot Remover
  • Stanley Steemer Odor Out Plus
  • White towel(s)
  • Water


  1. Use Stanley Steemer Spot remover first, shake well and turn spray nozzle to open.
  2. Spray on spot until wet.
  3. Let sit 2-4 minutes, then blot up with a clean, white towel.
  4. Repeat until stain lifted.
  5. Rinse with clean water and dry.
  6. Next, use Stanley Steemer Odor Out Plus. Make sure the spot you're treating is dry. 
  7. Shake Odor Out Plus then thoroughly wet the area. 
  8. Keep moist for 24 hours by covering with a damp cloth.
  9. Repeat as necessary.